2017 New York Laws
CPL - Criminal Procedure
Part 2 - The Principal Proceedings
Title J - Prosecution of Indictments in Superior Courts--Plea to Sentence
Article 260 - Jury Trial--Generally
260.20 - Jury Trial; Defendant's Presence at Trial.

Universal Citation: NY Crim Pro L § 260.20 (2017)
260.20  Jury trial; defendant's presence at trial.

A defendant must be personally present during the trial of an indictment; provided, however, that a defendant who conducts himself in so disorderly and disruptive a manner that his trial cannot be carried on with him in the courtroom may be removed from the courtroom if, after he has been warned by the court that he will be removed if he continues such conduct, he continues to engage in such conduct.

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